Fashion hairstylist Sam McKnight has worked on Chanel’s blockbuster runway shows for a decade. Hear him discuss the artistry he conjures for this venerable fashion house and also the intricacy of the styling process which he masterminds for the world’s most beautiful women like Kate Moss.
Over his four-decade career, McKnight has racked up 100 British Vogue covers and on A Different Tweed he also explains why the magazine’s editor, Edward Enninful, appointed him to be one of his contributing editors. McKnight also ponders if Instagram has replaced fashion magazine covers as fashion’s position of power, why he “adored” Diana, Princess of Wales and how his London garden is his “oasis.”
McKnight is A Different Tweed’s ultimate guest. Firstly, he hails from tweed’s homeland, Scotland, and while he recalls that his grandparents lived in tweed suits he also recounts how for Chanel’s legendary Fall 2014 show – which was staged amidst a fantastical supermarket backdrop - his team spent days ripping to shreds Chanel couture tweed from which they produced “massive ponytails.”
One of Sam’s team members, hairstylist Helen Reavy, who worked on Chanel’s supermarket show during the five-and-a-half years she assisted him - also joins us on A Different Tweed to celebrate the technical virtuosity of Sam McKnight.
About A Different Tweed A Different Tweed is fashion’s equivalent to Inside The Actors Studio. So while this podcast champions the craft of fashion and luxury through dynamic, informed and entertaining storytelling, the tone is intimate as the industry’s leading professionals reveal the creative process, challenges and personal journeys which have been integral to their artistry. Hosts Bronwyn Cosgrave and Mosha Lundström Halbert are globetrotting fashion journalists, broadcasters and friends. A Different Tweed is, in many ways, an extension of their camaraderie and actions their belief that the podcast is an ideal medium to explore fashion change through entertaining, informed storytelling.
A Different Tweed comes to listeners from an array of destinations because today fashion is a global operation which is thriving beyond its traditional capitals. Fashion professionals are also nomadic and capturing them at work on the go - or in their professional domain - enhances the experience of tuning in.
Upcoming guests include Batsheva Hay, Elizabeth Saltzman, Cora Sheibani and Vicki Sarge.
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